No Promo Homo Policies

No promo homo is shorthand for laws and policies that prohibit the promotion of homosexuality and LGBTQ persons, standing for “no promotion of homosexuality.” No promo homo statutes and policies have taken two broad forms related to public schools: where schools and educators are prohibited from portraying LGBTQ identities and persons positively, and where educators are required to remain neutral and/or silent on LGBTQ issues and about LGBTQ persons. Both forms most commonly regulate the curricular content in sex and health education; filter the resources public schools may make available in their libraries; and limit the enumeration of specific classes of individuals for protection from harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

No Promo Homo Argumentation

Proponents of no promo homo policies argue that state governments (and the institutions within ...

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